I wanted a simpler system for cleaning beer lines. I have a bunch of picnic type taps that I use for party serving and a couple of kegerators that I have for everyday use.
I used to fill up a corny with a couple of gallons of BLC (or PBW in a pinch) and push the solution through the lines, through the tap and back into the keg. I would then run water through to rinse. If I got really jazzed up, I would use an acid wash and/or a caustic cleaner. 5 star has a list of their chemicals for this purpose right here: http://www.fivestarchemicals.com/breweries/craft-brewers/line-cleaning/
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came to today's Mayfaire Competition. To all of you judges who are probably home nursing their writing hands from the MANY entries that you had to judge today and to Peter who made a fabulous meal for everyone. But especially to my rockin' stewards. I was amazed by how many of you turned up to help out for the long day. Not only did you do all the running and checking scores, with Dave filing the completed score sheets (thanks Dave). You stewards also helped clean up things as well and....
If you happen to find yourself in need of an after work pick me up or just need to drown your sorrows, we’ve found a pretty neat website for you that’s basically the drunk version of Yelp.
Created by UK creative consultancy, Coolography, ”WHERE THE FUCK SHOULD I GO FOR DRINKS” gets straight to the point. This bleep-tastic website starts out by asking for your location and spits out a random business close by that you should “fucking go to”
Friday April 12. Another Epic Tasting including three of the best Hoppy Session Beers, a Mystery Beer (you be the judge!) and Clown Shoes Beer - seven wicked good beers from Ipswich, Mass. RSVP please!
Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for this Sunday, April 14th at 8:00 a.m. Mr. Ex-President and Mayfaire Best of Show Winner Steve Cook will take over leading the crew this month. He will lead a brewing of his famous Best of Show winning Hefeweizen!
Craft Brewers Face Regulatory Challenges
As the annual Craft Beer Conference converged this year in Washington, DC, changing regulations are both helping and hampering the growing industry.
This week I attended the annual Craft Brewers Conference. This year’s conference, held in Washington, DC, occupied much of the District's Convention Center, a massive space that reflects the continued growth of the craft beer movement in America.
Crazy Harry's is hosting a Hangar 24 Tap Takeover on Wednesday March 27. We'll be pouring 7 Hangar 24 Taps:
Amarillo Pale Ale
Nitrogen Chocolate Porter
Vinaceous - Made with Mouvedre Grapes and aged in Wine Barrels
Pugachev's Cobra - Imperial Stout brewed with Maple Syrup and aged in Whiskey Barrels. 15.8% ABV!
The US Attorneys office in Northern Illinois have charged two of America's largest honey providers and 5 individuals with illegally importing Chinese honey and selling it as honey from other sources.
The basis for the prosecution is on avoiding the tariff to prevent dumping of cheap Chinese honey. The tariff is based both on protection of domestic honey producers and the consumer, since Chinese honey has contained banned antibiotics and toxic metals.
If you’ve ever owned a growler, you know that its one downfall is that the beer immediately starts to degrade once you open it. So, if you’re a craft drinker who likes to get the most out of your brew (so, everyone), check out The TapIt Cap. This ingenious accessory easily transforms your growler into a mini keg by making sure it stays fresh and carbonated. Because there is nothing worse than flat beer, nothing.
Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for Sunday, March 17th ( yes, St. Patrick's day) at 8:00 a.m. Madam Ex-President Nancy Gold will take over leading the crew this month. She will probably bless us with another one of her fine IPAs.
The 2012 Falcon holiday beer, brewed at the Shop in October, with a crew of six Falcons each taking home 5 gallons of a fairly dark, slightly toasty chocolatey Belgian goodness. Pitched with the Chouff yeast, finsishing at just about 8% ABV.
Want to make your own beer at home? Get started on the right foot. Check out the Falcon's sponsoring shop, The Home Beer, Wine, Cheesemaking Shop. John Daume, proprietor, has been serving the home brewing and winemaking needs of Angelenos since 1972, over 30 years! (Falcon Members receive a 10% discount on supplies)